September 27, 2019 6:01 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, September 27, 2019 Morning Reads for Friday, September 27, 2019 By Ginny Politics 4 Comments Small acts add up – Dalton Utilities. Ethics, Shmetics. Delta is expanding again. Make it so, faster, please. Too good not to link. I don’t even know where to start. In other news, Walrus 1, Russian ship 0. Quick! Alert Nancy Pelosi! It just gets worser and worser. Now what did that taco ever do to him? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 4 Comments armanidog “Of the 27 states that have seen at least one rural hospital close since 2010, those with the most closures are located in the South, according to research from the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program. Seventeen hospitals in Texas have closed since 2010, the most of any state. Tennessee has seen the second-most closures, with 10 hospitals closing since 2010. In third place is Georgia with seven closures.” https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/state-by-state-breakdown-of-102-rural-hospital-closures.html Guess which states failed to expand Medicaid? That’s right, southern states. “A study in Health Affairs last year confirmed that closures of rural hospitals increased significantly in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid, but noted that the closure rate in states that expanded the program decreased almost immediately after adoption. The income cutoff in the 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid is set at a barely surviving level—the median eligibility limit is $8,532 for a family of three in 2019.” https://www.modernhealthcare.com/opinion-editorial/rural-america-faces-healthcare-access-crisis $8,532 for a family of three? September 27, 2019 7:02 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s called delivering policy. September 27, 2019 9:47 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The 10 minutes to read the near transcript of Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President is well worth the time: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-transcript-read-ukraine-president-phone-call-transcript-pdf-released-today-joe-biden-crowdstrike-2019-09-25/ Ukrainian President: “We are ready to continue to cooperate on the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more javelins from the United States for defense purposes.” Trump: “I would like you to do a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.” (Near the end of the call the Ukrainian President made mention he stayed at Trump Tower during his last visit to the US, natch.) There are multiple references by Trump that he will have Giuliani and/or the AG call, and “so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great” Which bring to mind Kamela Harris’ question to Bill Barr not very long after Trump’s call to the Ukrainian President, a question that Barr didn’t answer, natch: “Has the president or anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested you open an investigation into anyone?” The GOP’s leader is doing America proud! Real patriots, that party! September 27, 2019 9:49 AM Log in to Reply augusta52 after this month of insanely, ridiculously hot tempartures, the local weathermen may have to redefine what is “normal” in september for georgia! Seems like as the nights get longer, the temps get higher… September 27, 2019 4:52 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.